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Political Science optional Booklist

Paper 1

Section A: Political Theory
Essential Readings:
“An Introduction to Political Theory” by O.P Gauba.7TH EDITION, Mayur Publication.
“Political Theory: An Introduction” by Rajeev Bhargava and Ashok Acharya, 2nd edition, Pearson.
“A History of Political Thought: Plato to Marx” by Subrata Mukherjee and Sushila Ramaswamy.
IGNOU BOOKLET MPSE-004 Social and Political Thought in Modern India.
“Western Political Thought: From Socrates to the age of Ideology” by Brian. R. Nelson.
“Modern Indian Political Thought: Text and Context” by Bidyut Chakrabarty and Rajendra Kumar Pandey.
Additional Readings:
“Politics” by Andrew Heywood.
“Political Theory: An Introduction” by Andrew Heywood.
“Key Concepts in Politics” by Andrew Heywood.
“Political Ideologies: An Introduction” by Andrew Heywood.
“Western Political Thought: From Plato to Marx” by Shefali Jha.
“Indian Political Thought: Themes and Thinkers” by M. P. Singh and Himanshu Roy.

Section B: Indian Government and Politics

Essential Readings:
“India’s Struggle for Independence” by Bipin Chandra.
“Introduction to the Constitution of India” by Dr Durga Das Basu.
“Indian Government and Politics” by A.S.Narang, Geetanjali Publication.
“The Oxford Companion to Politics in India” by Niraja Gopal Jayal and Pratap Bhanu Mehta.
Additional Readings:
“Politics in India” by Rajni Kothari.
“Our Parliament: An Introduction to Parliament of India” by Subhash C. Kashyap.
“Our Constitution: An Introduction to India’s Constitution and Constitutional Law” by Subhash C. Kashyap.

Paper 2

Section A: Comparative Politics and International Relations
Essential Readings:
“The Globalization of World Politics: An Introduction to International Relations” by John Baylis, Steve Smith and Patricia Owens.
“Global Politics” by Andrew Heywood.
“Theories of Comparative Politics: The Search for a Paradigm Reconsidered” by Ronald H. Chilcote.
IGNOU notes on Comparative Politics.
Additional Readings:
“Theories of International Relations” by Palgrave publications.
“The Oxford Handbook of International Relations” by Christian Reus-Smit and Duncan Snidal.
“Understanding International Relations” by Chris Brown and Kirsten Ainley.
“Introduction to International Relations: Theories and Approaches” by Georg Sorenson and Robert Jackson.
Section B: India and the World
Essential Readings:
Indian Foreign Policy: An Overview by Harsh Pant.
International Relations McGraw Hill education.
“IDSA website should be followed for articles.
MEA website should be regularly followed for updates and articles.
IR editorials should be followed in The Hindu and TheIndian Express.
Additional Readings:
The Oxford Handbook of Indian Foreign Policy” by David M. Malone, C Raja Mohan and Srinath Raghvan.

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